• Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 1 February, 2015 16:09
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 1 February, 2015 16:15
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 1 February, 2015 16:09
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s

High above the Detwah lagoon of western Socotra I found a favourite spot just under the cave. Here the landscape was supporting a range of plants as the high cliffs and outcrops lend a hand in sun protection during the first half of the day.

Withania riebeckii
This plant has small and inconspicuous flowers and at first I thought this was the flower, but a closer look revealed a tiny pollinator!

Withania riebeckii
When pollinated, the sepals close in like a closing umbrella and inside the fruit will develop well protected.

Endemic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s